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Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:11 pm
by 09RKC
Hey all!

I notice when using the CDU to open/close doors, though the OVH lights work correctly, the doors on the aircraft don't open/close. Conversely, using GSX they do open/close but the lights don't work :(. Multi Crew Experience won't work unless the doors work and naturally I'd like the lights too.

So I guess my question is are the CDU commands supposed to do the lights only, or (hopefully) the doors as well?

And if anyone's gotten the OVH lights to work with GSX I'd appreciate your feedback.


Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:11 am
by Michael_B767_ATP
Hi Doug,

Spoke to Steve about this a couple weeks ago (Shift+E+1 - Shift+E+2 - Shift+E+3), he passed the message on to Mark.

Would be nice to see this implemented in the future.


Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:18 am
by 09RKC
I agree, that would be awesome. Maybe he'll surprise us :D .

I'm using W+1 - W-2 p W-3. Don't remember why, it's either a MCE or GSX thing.

Tkx for the reply Mike!


Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:12 pm
by 09RKC
I want to begin using SIM-A's door auto routine, something I should've done in the beginning. I saw in the documentation the required triggers to open the doors. What's the trigger to close them? I ask this because though, opening of the doors seems to work, closing does not.

The bottom lines on the CDU are a bit confusing... the left side says "Door Logic - Open Seq". I don't see anything happen or change on the left side when pressing it except the RIGHT side changes from Auto to Manual. I'm sure the problem's between the wall behind me and my keyboard. The moral of the story is, how is the fully auto routine set up and what're the triggers to close all doors.


Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:17 pm
by kand
Turning the beacon on activates the auto close

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:18 pm
by Jetcos
If you select the Door Logic in the Sim-A Server Control Panel.

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:22 pm
by 09RKC
Which machine Steve? Both my SIM-A cmptrs? Nowhere to change anything in Station-06 (FSX Server).

Kand - tkx!! That helps.


Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:25 pm
by Jetcos
On the Sim-A Server in the Control Panel tab.

I don't remember where your Sim-A Server is running. You only have 1 Sim-A Server running. Sorry.

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:24 pm
by 09RKC
I 'checked' the two boxes in the Control Panel so that's done. With the CDU set to Auto I seem to be able to open the doors by toggling the Parking Brake. One oddity though... The FWD Entrance door opens, then it closes and opens, then it closes and opens a final time. ???

I'll be darned if I can get the doors to close though. I tried the beacon. I tried every light I have. I tried toggling the brake again and a few other things. Can't get the doors to close.

I don't care how FSX (using W) or SIM-A wants me to do this, I'll do it but finding what consistently works this go-around is giving me more trouble than...

Tkx for all help!

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:19 pm
by 09RKC
Doing better. The airplane didn't Save after the changes. I save in more than one spot this time.

Parking Brake = doors open
Anti-Collision = doors close

The only goofy thing I see now is the opening/closing, over and over of the LEFT-FWD door 3 times or so after either/both triggers. I've no idea.


Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:31 pm
by kand
they dont all close immediately, there is a simulated delay with i think the last to close being the main cargo (777)

maybe the 3rd party software is conflicting with what simA is trying to achieve with the model

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:44 am
by MichaelYSSY
I use Beacon switch to open and close the doors.
I don't use any 3rd party software for doors.

P3D with latest FSUIPC

In Sim A Server

Enable Auto Door Logic - NOT SELECTED
Control Doors via Beacon - SELECTED

I don't use Doors Auto or Doors Manual, just the Beacon Switch

When I first start up Cold and Dark I have to cycle Beacon switch and turn it OFF and all doors open up in Sim A and on aircraft you can only see the main left cabin door open up (not sure if cargo door opens but I get two notifications in P3D of doors opening and sound of doors opening)

Before push I turn Beacon ON and doors close with sound confirmation.
After landing and at the Gate, I turn Beacon OFF and door cycle open again.
Works every time.

Anyhow that's what I use, hope it's of some help.

Sorry Beacon is ANTI COLLISION switch


Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:04 am
by Jean Louis
very interesting thank you michael

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:25 am
by ddoyle
Hi Doug

I use gsx without any issues with Sim Avionics. I will find my GSX.cfg file and send it too you.

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:10 am
by 09RKC
Michael - Yet another detailed, concise reply from you, thank you! Can't wait to try it out. You say to uncheck "Enable Auto Door Logic", interesting.

Jean - Isn't this forum great, we never know who's going to get something from others. Never know who's watching and will benefit.

Damian - For doors, GSX requires us to use their window, correct? I don't recall doors being an option, just de-boarding & boarding. Is this what you're speaking of?

And again, I need to find out why the FWD door cycles open/close 3 times. For testing I assigned the letter W to the doors in FSX and tried that simply using the keyboard. Same results, open/close - open/close. This by no means is a critical issue. I just picture the Jetway Agent's bi-polar (like me) :lol: